J. Elise Keith is the co-founder and CEO of Lucid Meetings, the team behind the Lucid Meetings online meeting management platform and Meeting School. At Lucid, Elise leads the research, publication, and product management efforts, constantly seeking the best ways to make it easy for people to enjoy meetings that get work done. Leaders call her work “a treasure trove of valuable info and guidance” and “a game-changer for our organization.” 

Elise Keith’s new book, Where the Action Is: The Meetings That Make or Break Your Organization has been described as “golden. It’s deep, well-researched, and a joy to read,” and “Of all of the books I’ve read on meetings, this is the best by far.”

Elise writes the Ask the Meeting Maven column on Inc.com, and is regular contributor and expert commentator on all things business meetings (as seen in BBC News, SHRM Magazine, Industry Week, and the Absolute Advantage podcast.)

Elise is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at corporations, industry events, and universities, where she shares her meeting expertise in presentations and workshops that audiences say are “inspiring,” “full of practical methods we can apply,” and “fill in all the gaps I didn’t even know I had!” 

Prior to starting Lucid Meetings, Elise worked in software companies, non-profits, and pancake houses, because that’s what you do when you have a degree in theater and mouths to feed.

Elise currently lives in Portland, OR with her husband and business partner, John, three children, and a rotating cast of extras. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, action movies, travel, and listening to people tell stories about their meetings.